SUMMER AT THE MUSEUM
First on the ground floor, Véronique Béland will present unique digital installations in Les astronautes de la raison ont peuplé le ciel nocturne. Among them, This is Major Tom to Ground Control is an installation consisting of a random text generator that is controlled by the reception and analysis of radio waves from the cosmos, picked up by a radio telescope from Paris Observatory. In the installation, we first hear the sound of these waves, a kind of more or less agitated crackling resulting from their transposition into audible frequencies. The text generated by the dedicated computer program is then recited by a synthesized voice, then printed continuously on a matrix printer in order to create an infinite archive of messages received from the cosmos.
Then, on the second floor, the Marcel Barbeau exhibition. Vibrato presents some very important works from his optical pediatrics. This exhibition was produced and set up by the Musée d’art de Joliette. A great Canadian painter and sculptor, Marcel Barbeau began his career with the Automatists and was a signatory of the Refus global manifesto. Then he became interested in the Op art movement, an optical art that uses scientific theories to thwart your eye!
This summer at the museum, be ready to be picked up, picked up or even destabilized!
ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN
THE NOCTURN OF THE MUSEUM – THURSDAY EVENING IN JULY AND AUGUST – from 6 pm to 8 pm (ADULTS)
Every Thursday evening in July and August, the Museum will be open until 8 p.m. to enjoy the mild summer evenings, and visit the exhibitions with a glass in hand. From 6 pm, visitors will be welcomed with a fresh aperitif and guided through the exhibitions by our guides. Following the visit from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., it will be possible to extend the pleasure on the Museum’s terrace, offering a view of the river and Sherbrooke City Hall while continuing to talk about art in a more informal way.
FAMILY WORKSHOPS – SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IN JULY AND AUGUST – At 10:30 am and 2:30 pm
Saturdays (except August 3): Workshop 1001 drawings at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Every Saturday, parents and children draw live costumed models following creative, fun, funny and original missions. We draw to express our emotions, exchange, smile and celebrate the summer!
Sundays: Imagine, create and share as an artist workshop at 10:30 am and
at 2:30 p. m. Every Sunday, as a family, we will do as the artists do. We will conduct our own experiments to create works of art.